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THE HIDDEN INGREDIENTS THAT CAN SLOW YOU DOWN – PART 3

EVAPORATED CANE JUICE: The ingredients lists on sports foods these days make for increasingly complicated reading. That’s why we thought it would be useful to explore these ingredients to see whether these technically termed products are performance science in action, or a case of food companies using cheaper, more convenient sugar substitutes. This time we’re turning our attention to evaporated cane juice.

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THE HIDDEN INGREDIENTS THAT CAN SLOW YOU DOWN – PART 3

EVAPORATED CANE JUICE: The ingredients lists on sports foods these days make for increasingly complicated reading. That’s why we thought it would be useful to explore these ingredients to see whether these technically termed products are performance science in action, or a case of food companies using cheaper, more convenient sugar substitutes. This time we’re turning our attention to evaporated cane juice.

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Things I have learnt: Elite ultrarunner Sophie Grant shares her top fuelling tips

Who better to share their tips on endurance fuelling than an elite ultrarunner?   Sophie Grant has been storming the ultrarunning scene since 2013. Just five years on and she’s achieved several podium finishes in many of the world’s hardest races, including the Transgrancanaria, the North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail and the Highland Fling.

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Things I have learnt: Elite ultrarunner Sophie Grant shares her top fuelling tips

Who better to share their tips on endurance fuelling than an elite ultrarunner?   Sophie Grant has been storming the ultrarunning scene since 2013. Just five years on and she’s achieved several podium finishes in many of the world’s hardest races, including the Transgrancanaria, the North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail and the Highland Fling.

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GREEN GOODNESS CHICKEN SALAD

This is one of our all-time favourite salads. The fresh, raw vegetables make it perfect for those spring days when the sun finally starts to make an appearance. Super simple and quick to put together, this is the ideal meal if you’d rather spend time outdoors than in the kitchen. If you’d prefer to make the vegetarian version of this salad just replace the chicken with fresh, crumbly goat’s cheese! And for the vegans among you, simply increase the almonds to at least a couple of handfuls and switch the honey for maple syrup. Yum!

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GREEN GOODNESS CHICKEN SALAD

This is one of our all-time favourite salads. The fresh, raw vegetables make it perfect for those spring days when the sun finally starts to make an appearance. Super simple and quick to put together, this is the ideal meal if you’d rather spend time outdoors than in the kitchen. If you’d prefer to make the vegetarian version of this salad just replace the chicken with fresh, crumbly goat’s cheese! And for the vegans among you, simply increase the almonds to at least a couple of handfuls and switch the honey for maple syrup. Yum!

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THE HIDDEN INGREDIENTS THAT CAN SLOW YOU DOWN - PART 2

A sugar-coated alternative to sugar: When you think of brown rice, it’s likely that you associate it with eating healthily. At some point, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of eating whole grains that are high in nutrients and fibre. So when you see brown rice syrup listed as an ingredient it’s not unreasonable to assume that it’s a healthier alternative to table sugar (sucrose). After all, it’s frequently marketed that way and is commonly used in sports food products. But as you’ll discover, it’s not healthier at all.

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THE HIDDEN INGREDIENTS THAT CAN SLOW YOU DOWN - PART 2

A sugar-coated alternative to sugar: When you think of brown rice, it’s likely that you associate it with eating healthily. At some point, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of eating whole grains that are high in nutrients and fibre. So when you see brown rice syrup listed as an ingredient it’s not unreasonable to assume that it’s a healthier alternative to table sugar (sucrose). After all, it’s frequently marketed that way and is commonly used in sports food products. But as you’ll discover, it’s not healthier at all.

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THE HIDDEN INGREDIENTS THAT CAN SLOW YOU DOWN

Did you know that some sports nutrition products marketed at us endurance athletes are no healthier than eating a bag of gummy bears? This is because manufacturers are aware that we’ve become wiser to the dangers of consuming high amounts of sugar and well-known artificial sweeteners. So to counter this they’ve started to ‘hide’ sugar, in various guises, in their ingredient lists. In this first blog post we highlight one of the most common ‘sugars’ used in commercial sports food products: Maltodextrin.    

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THE HIDDEN INGREDIENTS THAT CAN SLOW YOU DOWN

Did you know that some sports nutrition products marketed at us endurance athletes are no healthier than eating a bag of gummy bears? This is because manufacturers are aware that we’ve become wiser to the dangers of consuming high amounts of sugar and well-known artificial sweeteners. So to counter this they’ve started to ‘hide’ sugar, in various guises, in their ingredient lists. In this first blog post we highlight one of the most common ‘sugars’ used in commercial sports food products: Maltodextrin.    

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